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Interconnected, inhabited and insecure: why bodies should not be property.

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This article argues against the case for regarding bodies and parts of bodies to be property. It claims that doing so assumes an individualistic conception of the body.  It fails to acknowledge that our bodies are made up of non-human material; are unbounded; constantly changing and deeply interconnected with other bodies. It also argues that holding that our bodies are property does not recognise the fact that we have different attitudes towards different parts of our removed bodies and the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
39-43
Publication date:
2014-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:29f5a03e-4bf4-46c9-aac1-2ce502fa7917
Source identifiers:
478570
Local pid:
pubs:478570

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